When Microsoft released its last video game console in 2005, the Xbox 360 was primarily just that: a console to play video games on your TV. Sure, there were some basic online messaging and chat functions, but its main focus was clear.
The same cannot be said for the Xbox One. Microsoft is positioning its newest system as the center of a Netflix-filled, Kinect-controlled, do-everything-on-your-TV world controlled through a single source. Yes, playing games is still a big part of the Xbox One, but this is a system designed to be on whenever your TV is on. Microsoft claims this is the only HDMI input you'll need to control all of your visual entertainment.